Written by Anthony Russo
OSWEGO, N.Y.– A free legal aid clinic is being offered to individuals being protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The clinic will be held Sunday September 24th from 11:00am to 2:00pm at 221 South Warren Street in Syracuse.
The clinic is being spearheaded by Herve Comeau who works at the Volunteer Lawyer Project of Onondaga County. Comeau said he wants to help the approximately 20,000 upstate New Yorkers who have been enrolled in DACA since it was enacted in 2012.
The clinic will assist DACA recipients in renewing their benefits, giving DACA related information, as well as answering questions about DACA and actions that individuals can take.
President Trump announced on September 5th that he would be ending the DACA program established by President Obama in 2012 that gave protections to undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. He also said that he would be giving Congress six months to pass legislation to replace DACA.
If you or someone you know would like more information on the clinic or would like to receive transportation to the clinic, Herve Comeau can be reached at his email address firstname.lastname@example.org or his phone number 315-579-0178.